Update 7 July 2021: Dunera News No. 110, July 2021
Update 15 January 2021: Dunera News No. 109, January 2021.
Update 15 February 2020: Dunera News No. 107, February 2020, has news of reunions to mark 80 years since the Dunera voyage. Plus lots more.
There is lots of material on the Honest History site regarding the Dunera and the Dunera diaspora. Use our Search engine. See particularly the memorable book, Dunera Lives: A Visual History. Volume 2 of this book is coming soon.
Internees, including Dunera boys, Tatura camp (NMA/AWM)
In July 1940, around 2000 refugees, most of whom were Jewish and from Germany or Austria, were sent from Britain to Australia on the HMT Dunera. The story of the “Dunera boys” is an intrinsic part of the history of Australia in the Second World War and in its aftermath. The injustice these men suffered in internment camps at Hay, Tatura and Orange is well known. Less familiar is the tale of what happened to them afterwards. (from the blurb to the book)
17 October 2019 updated